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Sympathy Flower and Gift Traditions

Sympathy flowers and gifts

Various religions have traditions and customs regarding sympathy flowers

Buddhist – Send white flowers, the traditional color of mourning in Buddhist culture. Yellow flowers are also acceptable. Red flowers symbolize happiness and are not considered an appropriate tribute.

Christian – Most denominations consider flowers an appropriate tribute with no limitations on the color of choice.

Hindu – Flowers may be an appropriate gift depending on family preference. A gift of fruit delivered to the bereaved family’s home is also considered a welcome gesture of sympathy.

Jewish – Flowers may be an appropriate gift depending on family preference. A gift of fruit, sweets or food delivered to the bereaved family’s home is also considered a welcome gesture of sympathy.

Muslim – Flowers may be an appropriate gift depending on family preference. A gift of food sent to the bereaved family’s home is also considered a welcome gesture of sympathy.